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By Elizabeth Lawrence THE life of legendary North East opera singer, Owen Brannigan is to be celebrated in a documentary on ITV Tyne Tees tomorrow.
LEISURE centres are offering events for the over 50s this month to celebrate an Older People's Festival. Temple Park Centre, South Shields, has swimming and gym sessions for just pounds 1 in October. Hebburn swimming pool is also offering swimming and gym classes as well as aquafit sessions.
By KAY WILSON SCHOOLCHILDREN aged from seven to 16 are being encouraged to take photos of science and nature in the North East in a Newcastle Science City photography competition.
THE UK's fastest broadband is coming to Tyneside where 7,000 jobs are being created. Gateshead Council revealed today that is has joined forces with Alcatel-Lucent Telecoms to bring a super superhighway to the pounds 300m Baltic Business Quarter.
A NEW sexual health centre will open on Tyneside at the beginning of next year. Newcastle Primary Care and North Tyneside Trust (PCT), in partnership with NNT Lift Co, has announced it has found a site for a multi-million-pound sexual health centre.
A CENTRE celebrating the North East's mining history has officially opened. Thirteen years after the closure of Durham Coalfield's last working mine, Wearmouth Colliery, the North East England Mining Archive and Research Centre (Neemarc) was launched on the same site.
By Tony Henderson THE Duke of Northumberland will today lead the centenary celebrations of a building tucked away in a picturesque bay on the North East coast.
AN archive celebrating the region?s rich seam of mining history has opened. The North-East England Mining Archive and Research Centre was launched on Saturday on the site of the Durham Coalfield?s last colliery, which closed 13 years ago.
THE battle over plans for a Tesco superstore on a hospital site stepped up a gear yesterday when protesters handed over 350 objection letters and a 300-signature petition. The Stop Fenham Tesco campaign presented the objections to Newcastle City Council.
By Viv Hardwick THE Teesside debut of Geordie playwrights Ed Waugh and Trevor Wood is going to give them and ION productions pause for thought.